FRIENDSHIP

Friendship gift

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”These are the  famous quotes by Albert Camus,

While thinking about friendship, I like this the most. A true friend should be like that, he/ she should walk beside us to be with us always as the greatest and true support.

When will we all start making friends? A child’s schooling starts at 4 or 5 years of age. During the first days in school, they may be little worried as they are separated from their moms; but very fast they get engaged with friends. It is very interesting to see how they make friendships. A few kids will share what they have with their friends!  They will play and quarrel often, and their friendship is centered in that.

By getting older, relationships are becoming more matured and serious. Strong bonds are occurring during adolescence, still then, it will be a smooth relationship with so many children for playing. Play, play and play, that is their only interest, but it is innocent, they are learning the qualities of  sharing things, food, time, notes and everything between them. They may quarrel, but they can’t  be like that for long.  Both boys and girls will mingle freely and it is such a pure and innocent bonding.

Strong friendships are formed during teenage time. Though some make friendships with opposite sexes, most find strong relationships with their own groups.  What do we all like to get from a friend? We all seek for somebody to share everything, our happiness, sorrows, comforts, interests, likes and dislikes. He/ she will be the first person with whom we like to share what we have. In the same way, we expect such a behavior from our fiends too. Even if, we have many friends, each person keeps a stronger bond with someone else, our dear friend.

While selecting a good friend we should keep certain things in mind. Remember, you will be judged by your friends. If  you are having a friendship with somebody else, who doesn’t hold a good name in the society, you will also be judged like  that by the people. Similarly, a friend can influence our character formation. We will learn a lot and unknowingly we will follow some of his habits and deeds. Make friendship with a person, who values truth, sincerity and cooperation. He should stand with you when you are in need. He should have the will power to talk for you, if the situation demands so.

Deceit and cunningness  are the two sins that should be avoided in a true friendship. If you have wealth and reputation, lots of people may revolve around you.  They are not at all reliable, they may run away from you when you have a need. They are for your money. If it is lost, you will be alone. Don’t make friendship depending on money and power.

Sacrifice and service are the two essential qualities to keep up a true friendship. You should be ready to sacrifice anything for your friend,like that, you should be ready to give any service to your friend. Their you are materializing a strong, powerful and true friendship. Keep in mind,” A friend in need is the friend indeed”.

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